STARLIMS Clinical LIMS Solution – Part 1
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As discussed in Part 1, a clinical laboratory must be efficient to succeed. This characteristic promotes patient safety, economy, and profitability. Part 2 will discuss more key features of the STARLIMS Clinical LIMS Solution.

Patient Management

  • Adaptable and flexible patient query tools
  • Central management of demographics details, including family genealogy
  • Patient merge tool
  • Patient alerts and flags, displayable upon test ordering or accessioning
  • Ease of access to patient history
  • Easy data entry with support for scanned images

Rules Manager

STARLIMS features a rules-driven process with an intuitive, automated workflow.  Triggers can be created to assist in testing and handling as guided by best practices.

Clinical Order Management

STARLMS is configurable for customers with accessioning screens for test requests and specimens. Other features include frequency alerts, reflex tests, delta checking, and configurable reference range criteria.

Sample Tracking Management

  • Query capability for identifying specimens of interest
  • Specimen annotation from several sources
  • Pooled sample and aliquot/derivative tracking
  • Preparation, transfer, shipping, and disposition of specimens
  • Pull list management

Microbiology

  • Decision support tools
  • Infection control management
  • Result approval and release workflows
  • Surveillance of antibiotic resistance and infectious disease tracking

Microarray testing support

Immunology Plate-based Testing

  • Configurable well plate definition
  • Interfaces to plate-based instrument software
  • Plate workflow management tools
  • Visualization tools

Molecular Biology/Clinical Genetics

  • Extraction/normalization management
  • Integration with DNA sequencers and other equipment
  • Plate handling, configuration, and workflow management
  • Patient management, including pedigree
  • Sample lifecycle management

Reporting

  • HL7 web-based report support
  • Integrated remote, secure access for clinicians
  • Report formatting configurable by lab

Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)

For centralized management of documents, featuring sophisticated lifecycle management and automatic document, SDMS can transform a variety of documents or files into searchable structured information.

Miscellaneous Features

  • Billing
  • Clinical Study/Trial Management
  • Material Management
  • Quality Control
  • Remote access

Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation

Alpha Engineering Associates, Inc. has been involved with the implementation of over 50 LIMS systems ranging in size from small, “off-the-shelf” software systems to very large, highly customized, multi-functional systems, including STARLIMS, for both governmental agencies and private enterprises. For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.

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